which dubbed itself "The Home of RADIO," has been in New York since at least 1923, but this advertisement appeared
in the December 1931 edition of QST. Leeds is still in operation today in Brooklyn under the name of Leeds Radio.
Looking at the ad is a step back ninety years into the past, but the nostalgic waxing does not have to end there.
If you want a trip back to the beginning days of the World Wide Web, go to the current
Leeds Radio website. It's format-less text presentation with
basic hyperlinks is circa 1992 when bulletin boards ruled the day and the Mosaic browser was just giving web surfers
their first taste of a GUI. The only images I found on the Leeds website were a few scans of old advertisements
like the one shown below*.
These articles are scanned and OCRed from old editions of the
ARRL's QST magazine. Here is a list of the
QST articles I have already posted. As time permits, I will
be glad to scan articles for you. All copyrights (if any) are hereby acknowledged.
* Update: 1/11/2013: A Leeds Radio employee contacted
me and provided a web page with links to some their
vintage ads in QST. The pages below are not
in that list, so you are still getting a little new
material here as well. Leeds Radio also has a page with a couple
available vintage QST articles.
Leeds Advertisement in December 1931 QST Magazine (page 1)
Leeds Advertisement in December 1931 QST Magazine (page 2)